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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 7, 2018
  • CMA CGM's US$25/TEU peak season charge on Med-to-Far East cargo
  • Trump says trade deal close, but National Economic Council chief differs
  • Sino-American trade gap widens as tariffs bite US economy, slowing orders
  • Gothenburg's January to September container throughput jumps 20pc
  • Japan tests Trans-Siberian rail to link up with Russia, China, South Korea
  • Top box port operators initiate promotion of sustainable resource usage
  • Chennai rail link to ease congestion and respond to hinterland growth
  • US rail freight up 4.4pc, Canada rises 3.7pc while Mexico slips
  • MOL chooses Finlands's NAPA performance monitoring and analysis
  • Probe finds air speed gauge faulty on crashed 737's 4 earlier flights
  • DHL stands down as earthquake operation moves from relief to recovery
  • IATA fears no-deal Brexit will bring chaos to UK-EU aviation market

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  • APM Terminals Bahrain aims to raise $ 32 m with IPO
  • CEVA Logistics & Goodpack enter into strategic allianceto develop innovative solutions for the tyre sector
  • Containers segment continues to grow at Rotterdam port
  • Maersk launches instant booking confirmation
  • Mandaviya highlights coastal shipping & other priorities of Ministry
  • Proposed strike inNigeria could impact maritime sector
  • Shipping industry seen on the verge of major changes requiring strong collaboration
  • Implementation of Sea Cargo Manifest & Transhipment Regulations 2018 postponed
  • Altico Capital diversifies into warehousing & logistics funding
  • Digital technology & Customs discussed at Global Trade 2018 Conference in London
  • Highlights of the Prime Minister's support & outreach initiative for the MSME sector
  • Increase in interest equalisation for MSME exporters lauded
  • Industry expresses concerns on liquidity crisis
  • Eminent dignitaries to grace Shippers & LSP Business Forum on CTL 2018 in Vadodara on Nov. 22

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 7, 2018
  • A 1,100 km railway corridor
  • On trial: first HGVs with e-refrigerating units
  • Over 1 billion t of freight transported by rail
  • Fercam sets up shop in Marche
  • Robotics support for exhibitions
  • K Line confirms environmental vision 2050
  • Swiss begins second new long-haul route this winter
  • TIR: First container shipped from UAE to Czechia
  • Magnate Worldwide completes Domek acquisition
  • GAC extends Brazilian network
  • Bin Air takes a nose dive, Bridges takes off
  • MSC and Zim continue Black Sea service
  • New man for P3
  • SBB Cargo: massive fuel savings with new shunters
  • Mapletree Logistics to snap up Australian DC
  • Big blockchain bunch of liners and terminal operators
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Fedex launches SYD-SIN, DHL YVR-CVG

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IHS Maritimeweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  • Damen supplies dredge pump to Brazilian power plant
  • Incheon port builds logistics centre
  • Reederei Nord, Nissen Kaiun launch N2Tankers Aframax pool
  • Mitsui & Co takes Kamsarmax tally to nine at Yangzijiang
  • Namsung Shipping joins feeder vessel newbuilding trend
  • US targets IRISL and NITC as Iran sanctions reimposed
  • Maran Tankers orders Suezmax pair from Daehan

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The Loadstarweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  • CMA CGM sticks to controversial bunker surcharge - and raises the price
  • Forwarding business a star performer for DP-DHL in the third quarter
  • Already here, or maybe needs more testing, but blockchain will add value
  • Canadian carriers are flying high with a cargo of cannabis
  • JD.com follows Amazon with dedicated freighter service
  • UPS to wind down LTL business until contract vote
  • Dubai's DP World sues China over Djibouti trade zone

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  • VIDEO: First use of a single 3D model in classification of a naval vessel
  • New Chinese cruise joint venture formally launches
  • ICS Chairman: Time to overhaul STCW training regime
  • Wilhelmsen aims to influence autonomous ship regulatory framework
  • Philly Shipyard eyes options after delivery of second Matson ship
  • Aegean Marine Petroleum files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • WinGD appoints engine training partners in two key locations

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  • China import boost will benefit shipping amid trade tensions, says Cosco chairman
    Remarks come after President Xi pledges to ramp up China's inbound cargo to more than $30trn in the next 15...
  • Tanker doldrums push Navios Acquisition to wider loss
    Angeliki Frangou-led owner sees positives in recent tanker rate surge and in metrics of proposed merger with Navios Midstream
  • Japan takes South Korea to the WTO over shipbuilding subsidy spat
    Case documents claim Korean banks have collectively propped up ailing yards, providing more than $10bn to DSME alone since 2015
  • New kids on the blockchain
    Competition is good, but rival systems seeking to dominate standards will lead to a fractured market that will not serve...
  • Finnlines profit rises along with capacity
    The company's programme of lengthening vessels will be completed by the end of the year
  • Leading carriers launch new blockchain platform
    Ocean Alliance members and Yang Ming team up to provide alternative to Maersk and IBM's TradeLens blockchain solution
  • Turkey says sanctions on Iran are 'unbalancing the world'
    Issues 'will be put on the table' at a summit in Paris on November 9 which President Donald Trump is...
  • Dry bulk options trading rises ahead of IMO 2020
    More sophisticated funds are now using options in shipping, says brokerage Freight Investor Services
  • Asia-Europe box traffic sees strong quarter
    Positive trade numbers on both the Asia-Europe and transpacific routes contributed to a 4.2% increase in global box traffic, according...
  • ICS asks if STCW Convention 'is still fit for purpose'
    Poulsson suggests a more modular approach to competency accumulation and certification may be needed
  • From the Newsdesk: Five things to look out for this week
    This week: Why future fuels solutions require more forward thinking investment in research, why regulatory reform is in the air...
  • Matson boosted by strong transpacific rates
    Matson's revenues rise despite lower volumes and higher fuel costs as US line remains optimistic for the remainder of the...
  • Reederei Nord partners with Synergy on N2Tankers pool
    The shipowning and operational expertise of the respective Oldendorff and Abe family companies will come under one central umbrella administration for...
  • Aegean Marine Petroleum files for Chapter 11 restructuring
    The New York-listed beleaguered bunker supplier enters this process with the support of Mercuria Energy Group
  • Daily Briefing
    Idan Ofer eyes up BW's chem tankers | China talks up trade prospects | India's cabotage controversy | Hamburg down...
  • Singapore offshore services firms act to regain financial health
    Remedial measures include a combination of new investment and court protection from bankruptcy proceedings as they try to get back...
  • US warns maritime industry against supporting Iran
    The US objective is to starve the Iranian regime of the revenue it allegedly uses to fund violent and destabilizing...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  • Infographic: Few container lines provide instant quotes
  • Manitoulin buys Quebec trucking company, expands coverage
  • New blockchain consortium rivals IBM-Maersk's TradeLens
  • After Maersk exit, Chennai pins hopes on transshipment
  • Air cargo spot rates rise ahead of mainland China's Singles' Day
  • Asia-Europe contract talks begin amid capacity uncertainty

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  • GC Rieber seeks $29.4m for Schlumberger business
    Irene Waage Basili-led Shearwater GeoServices in August announced plan to acquire WesternGeco for undisclosed sum.
  • Market and internal woes nearly sank Aegean in June
    Court papers describe the year-long collapse of the former bunker giant amid a weak market, a failed transaction and lender worries over internal controls.
  • Navios Acquisition 'agnostic' on scrubbers
    Chief executive Angeliki Frangou says New York-listed tanker owner will install the devices if customers foot the bill.
  • Borealis Maritime linked to Technomar boxship
    Borealis Maritime continues to grow its fleet of traditional panamax boxships. The UK-owner has reportedly paid in excess of $14m to purchase the 4,249-teu Argos (built 2012) from Greek-owner Technomar Shipping. Brokers describe the price as "very firm" in comparison with slightly older tonnage close to being sold at around $12m. That has fuelled speculation that the deal was concluded earlier
  • VIDEO: Crew, pilot rescued from grounded cement ship
    SMT's Fjordvik got stuck in Icelandic harbour.
  • Navios Acquisition posts deeper loss, misses estimates
    Angeliki Frangou-led tanker owner saw less third-quarter revenue due to lower rates and VLCC sale.
  • Fugro partners with L3 ASV for autonomous vessels
    The first unmanned surface vessel (USV) for commercial survey is expected to be delivered in next year's second quarter.
  • Top Ships re-fixes product tanker to BP
    Greek owner clinches two more years of work worth $10m.
  • Aegean owes more than $250m to bondholders
    Bankruptcy filing shows bond tranches maturing last week and in 2021 are easily the largest unsecured obligations of bunkers player.
  • Japan escalates war over South Korean shipyard subsidies
    Japan has filed a complaint to the World Trade Organisation against South Korea.
  • Big box lines hold hands into blockchain future
    CMA CGM, Evergreen and others team with terminal groups and CargoSmart to develop global transactions platform.
  • GC Rieber wins four-month CSV charter
    Norway's GC Rieber Shipping has clinched a new charter for its construction support vessel (CSV) Polar Queen. The 6,300-dwt ship (built 2011) will work for four months for an unnamed European client. There are options to extend for another month. The project is the same one that it was engaged in during the summer. The job in the UK sector of the North Sea will see it perform accommodation ser
  • Hyundai Heavy appoints twin presidents to replace Kang
    Mipo boss and HHI shipbuilding CEO make the step up.
  • Wilhelmsen signs regulatory deal for autonomous shipping
    Norwegian ship manager developing operational framework with DNV GL and others.
  • Sunken Sanchi on new US sanctions list
    No one could accuse the US of not being thorough when it comes to newly re-imposed sanctions against Iran. The government has even gone to the lengths of including NITC's 164,000-dwt tanker Sanchi (built 1998) on the list published on Monday. In reintroducing the measures, however, it has been overlooked that the suezmax exploded, burned and sank in January after a collision with a bulker, killi
  • Oldendorff and Nissen aframax pool up and running
    The Oldendorff and Abe families have launched their N2Tankers pool for aframaxes. It has been formed by Reederei Nord and Nissen Kaiun Co's shipmanager Synergy Marine and will oversee a modern fleet of 13 Japanese-built crude ships, as first reported by TradeWinds last month. Nord and Nissen team up to launch N2Tankers The operation will be run out of Amsterdam and Singapore and is conducting t
  • ADS denies aframax sale to compatriot
    Chairman Bjorn Tore Larsen of Arendals Dampskibsselskab (ADS) has denied reports that it has sold an aframax tanker. The 107,000-dwt ADS Oslo (built 2003) was said to have gone to another Norwegian owner for a firm $11.7m. "The reports are pure nonsense," Larsen said. ADS bought the ship as Pacific Leo from Japan's Iino Marine for $21.8m in March 2014. Robert Hvide Macleod, the chief executive
  • Stena says MR tanker deterred pirate attack
    Swedish owner's vessel warned off Red Sea gunmen with flares.
  • Aegean Marine files for Chapter 11 restructuring
    Partner Mercuria Energy providing $532m of financing as bunker group also launches sales process after fraud allegations.
  • Dalex Shipping denies move into supramax market
    Executives dismiss reports of debut deal at a time compatriots are busy building their exposure to the market.
  • ICS suggests STCW Convention is not fit for purpose
    Top industry body's chairman calls for a comprehensive review of the convention to meet current and future requirements.
  • Krasnaya Kuznitsa eyes merchant ships with $459m push
    USC ploughing cash into Arkhangelsk yard.
  • Hoegh FSRU starts commissioning in China
    Norway's Hoegh LNG Holdings has said its newbuild Hoegh Esperanza has started commissioning for FSRU operations in China. The 170,000-cbm ship has now arrived at the Tianjin LNG terminal. It is on a three-plus-one year FSRU/LNGC time charter with CNOOC. The vessel will be used in FSRU mode for a minimum period each year, with the balance of the year in LNG carrier mode and/or FSRU mode. Hoegh
  • Ship Finance strikes $400m leaseback deal
    Asian institution financing four 14,000-teu boxships acquired by Fredriksen company in May; frees cash for more buys.
  • Daesun wins Namsung Shipping feeder order
    Korean owner picks domestic yard for first newbuildings in two years.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  • Hub Group acquiring CaseStack for $255 million
  • CBP to require advance manifest for truck shipments
    Starting in January, carriers will be fined $5,000 for first offenses and $10,000 for subsequent violations.
  • German carrier sentenced for oily bilge dumping
    A U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, ordered MST to pay a $3.2 million fine and implement an environmental compliance plan for its vessels.
  • Ocean carriers, terminals initiate blockchain group
    CargoSmart CEO says the consortium provides an opportunity "to transform the shipping and logistics industry and elevate supply chain processes."
  • Matson's higher earnings in line with expectations
  • TSA approves several entities for K9 screening
  • USTR seeking names for binational AD/CVD panels
  • UPS appoints head of global freight forwarding
  • Port of New York and New Jersey launching PTP 2.0

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  • Sempra seeks LNG export projects' boost from additional Total tie-up
    French energy company Total may buy up to 9 million mt/year of LNG from two export terminals being developed by Sempra Energy.
  • Cheniere ramps up feedgas flows to Corpus Christi LNG export terminal
    Feedgas flows to Cheniere Energy LNG export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, reached their highest level to date on Monday as the company prepares to produce, load and ship its first cargo from the facility.
  • Iraq ends Iran oil trade and increases Qayara field exports to Turkey
    Iraq ended its trucked crude to Iran nearly a month ago, multiple Iraqi oil officials told S&P Global Platts, likely leading to Washington turning its cheek to ongoing gas and power trade between the two countries.
  • S Korea to import around 4 mil barrels/month Iranian oil under US waiver: sources
    South Korea will be able to import around 4 million barrels/month of Iranian oil under a US sanctions waiver announced Monday, but it will also continue striving to diversify its crude and condensate supply sources, three South Korean sources familiar with the matter told S&P Global Platts Tuesday.
  • FEATURE: IMO 2020 marine fuel sulfur cap boosts demand for VGO
    The 2020 International Maritime Organization 0.5% marine fuel sulfur cap changes are starting to shine a spotlight on the feedstocks market, with vacuum gasoil (VGO) expected to be a major blending product in the creation of compliant bunker fuel in time.
  • Gibraltar bunker operations in Sep at highest since June
  • Bunker supplier Aegean files for Chapter 11
    Mercuria has agreed to provide the company with $532 million to fund the process.
  • Med HSFO hits firmest level to NWE barges since Dec 2015 amid draws east
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